Here's How - Building Community
As Palloff and Pratt suggest, once you start building your community, you will need to take steps to foster it.
This can be achieved in multiple ways.
Probably the most popular method for both online and hybrid teachers is the ongoing use of asynchronous discussion boards.
Discussions can take place in many forms - between instructors and students, or within student groups.
In the following pages we focus on different types of activities, how to use synchronous and asynchronous discussions and how to assess student contributions.